Dr. Amy Cannatta is the #1 International Best Selling Author of PURSEpective; From Ruin to Resilience and she writes for The Huffington Post.
From the age of 13 her friends and family told her to write a book about her life experience, and the way she views the world. She finally decided to write a book 2 years ago after winning a speech competition that she entered at a business conference.
In her winning speech she told her story of overcoming domestic violence, her struggles to get through chiropractic school, and how resilience helped her overcome her challenges. Several members of the audience encouraged her to write a book because other women were out there who would want to hear her story and how she thrived with her resilient attitude through her adversity.
From the moment she decided to write her book it took less than a year for her to write it, publish it, and have it become a number one bestseller on Amazon. For Amy, it was a truly supernatural experience.
She is passionate about teaching you how changing your perspective can turn tragedy into personal transformation.
This was such an uplifting discussion. We talk about the power of resilience, building resilience, dealing with depression, and how to change your mindset in this powerful podcast interview.
Resilience is a universal power that every human being has the ability to tap into. Resilience is the ability to pick yourself up after you fail. The faster you are able to recover from failure the more time you’re able to devote on this earth to living your purpose.
Tapping into resilience is a skill you can master. All you have to do is commit to doing something every day that takes you outside of your comfort zone. It’s being outside of your comfort zone that allows you to grow as a spiritual being. The more comfortable you get with being uncomfortable, the more successful you will become.
When you are afraid of doing something ask yourself, “if I do this and fail will it kill me?” If the answer is no, the truth is you have nothing to lose.
Dealing with Depression
The most important thing anyone dealing with depression needs to know is that it’s okay to get help. If you don’t have a therapist or doctor you trust, ask people you trust for recommendations.
350 million people around the world suffer from depression. Know that you aren’t alone in what you’re going through.
What about people who are clinically depressed but still feel stuck in a rut? Here are some proven techniques to help you get unstuck and move forward in life.
- Own where you are. Understand where you’re starting from and be kind to yourself.
- Be okay with needing help
- Understand that it’s okay to not know what you don’t know.
- Recognize that the ego always gets in the way of personal growth. It’s more concerned with validating who you are than allowing you to grow and become someone better.
- Ask for help whenever you need it. Asking for help is the key ingredient to faster growth in business and in life. Find an expert you trust who’s achieved the goals you wish to achieve, ask for their advice and follow it.
Change Your Mindset by Asking the Right Questions
The way to change your mindset and perspective on a problem is to ask the right questions. There is one question everybody asks themselves when things aren’t going their way of life. If some variation of: “Why isn’t this working?”
The problem with that question is that it focuses your mind on the wrong part of the problem, the past. The truth is, if some part of your life isn’t working it doesn’t matter why it’s not working,
and asking that question in that way generally leads to a negative personal judgment spiral.
Here are some more positive questions you can ask to help you get unstuck and move forward in life.
- What am I not seeing here?
- What can I do differently?
- Who can I ask for help?
- Who can I reach out to that might have a different perspective?
By using these questions to shift your perspective your mind will come up with different answers that lead to better results.
Above all, be kind to yourself. Understand that you are your own best teacher and realize that most goals you want to achieve have been realized by other successful people. As for the goals that no one has achieved yet there are several examples in history of people doing what was once thought impossible.
Links and Resources Mentioned in the Interview
www.amycannatta.com/rr — Amy is a relentless resilience workbook and guide to a millionaire mindset.
www.amycannatta.com — Amy’s business website
pursepective: From Ruin to Resilience: A Handbook for Rebuilding Your Life — Amy’s bestselling book on resilience.
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Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.